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This wiki contains spoilers for all stories of Critical Role. This includes the story for unaired episodes of The Legend of Vox Machina, as it's based on the first campaign of Critical Role from 2015-2017.


Critical Role Wiki
Critical Role Wiki

The "Wizard World Gaming Portland Panel" (Sx07), entitled "'How Do You Want To Do This?' with the Cast of Geek & Sundry's Critical Role", was a convention panel[1] streamed live on Twitch[2].


  • What are your plans if someone dies?
  • What were your inspirations for your characters?
    • Travis: He chose to be a goliath barbarian because he wanted to be a big character that liked to drink and fight a lot.
    • Taliesin: Initially played a dragonborn paladin. His second character, Percy, was based on the short story that Taliesin had written with inspiration from the movie Plunkett and MacLeane.
    • Sam: Scanlan was suggested by Liam with name randomized in D&D name generator.
    • Marisha: Keyleth's air direction was inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender.
    • Laura She intially wanted to be half-elf rogue but Liam was the first to claim this class and race. As they both have the same birthday, the compromised to be half-elven twins with Laura playing a ranger.
  • Matt: What comes first: the voice or the NPC?
  • Taliesin: What are Percy's spells?
  • Do you think Vaxleth is a healthy relationship?
  • How do you encourage players to role play in the game?
  • Matt: How do you portray women well in games?
  • Do you watch or play [in] other D&D shows?
  • Has Marisha ever translated the in-character letter from Pike?
  • Why doesn't Critical Role have critical fails?
  • What role would you steal from your colleagues?
  • How do you cleanse the Wil Wheaton curse?
  • Matt: How do you come up with all the names for the places around the world?
    • Matt: It starts with letters that haven't been used very often in other areas, so I'll be like, all right, I made a Stillben, so that's an S name so I don't want to make another S named town nearby, so I'll go W for Westruun. And then from that point, I started taking inspiration from different languages that would affiliate that area. A lot of Norse language works near Vasselheim. Looking into root words and certain spelling techniques in other languages and jamming things together that sound interesting and roll off the tongue well.
    • Sam: Pick your middle name, the street you grew up on, and your pet name.
  • Matt: How do you balance your homebrew classes?
  • Trinket should always go with the party
  • Have you ever had any embarrassing moments on stage?
  • Have you had any in-game issues with a marauding goliath in the party?
    • Matt: Heading for the Kraghammer, Vox Machina was ambushed by the group of goliaths, but Grog talked their way out of battle.
  • As characters, do you consider yourself to be heroes?
  • Has there ever been a time when you wanted to do something but didn't think there was time?
  • Matt: How hard was it to transfer gunslinger from Pathfinder to D&D?
  • Matt: Does Matt's wristbands mean anything?


  1. Schedule for Wizard World Gaming Portland, including the "How Do You Want To Do This?" Critical Role panel.
  2. Archived recording of the Twitch stream of Wizard World Gaming Portland Panel.